Grand Central Market Hosts 4th Annual Bread Festival June 2 & 3

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The Wildly Popular two-day carb fest is back!

Get read to carbo load as Grand Market hosts the fourth annual Los Angeles Bread Festival June 2 & 3.

The free, two-day event is a celebration of Southern California's Artisanal bread renaissance and an invitation to the public to experience the many expressions of L.A. bread at its best.

The centerpiece of the festival is a pop-up marketplace showcasing local bread bakers as well as free bread-centric workshops and demonstrations. Among the bakers and purveyors setting up shop at the marketplace will be Antigua Artisan Bread, Challah Hub, Clark Street Bread, Esaymada Project, Fat Uncle Farms, Good Gravy Bakes, Homeboy Bakery, Maury's Bagels, M. Greenwood Jams. PBJ.LA, Sweet Oak Bakery and The Underground Bakery.

Back by popular demand, Feel the Churn Butter Aerobics will get the crowd's heart racing with a butter-making workshop. The aroma of bread baking will fill the air during demos and workshops led by Grand Central Market vendors including Chiles Secos, Clark Street Bread and Olio Wood-fired Pizzeria along with expert guest bakers. These family-friendly sessions will offer instruction on making a variety of breads at home and include sample tastings of bread straight from the oven.

SCHEDULE | SATURDAY
 
10
a.m. Feel the Churn Butter Aerobics -

Work up a sweat while transforming a jar of cream into butter!


11 a.m. Herb-Infused Pita Bread Demo -

Join the Gourmandise School for a super-fast, herb-infused pita bread demo and baking (with a little bit of hands-on action). Bring a container if you'd like to take home some sourdough starter


Noon Savory & Sweet Panzarotto With Olio Wood-Fired Pizzeria

Olio Chef/Owner Brad Kent teaches you how to make these Italian stuffed breads.
 

1:30 p.m. The Whole Truth of Whole-Grain Bread With Clark Street Bread

Zack Hall, owner/baker of Clark Street Bread shares the tricks of the trade for making heavenly whole grain bread at home.


2:45 p.m.  Biscuit Basics With Good Gravy Bakes

Be the best kind of flake! Learn how to make flakey, Southern style biscuits with Beth Kellerhals of Good Gravy Bakes.
 

4 p.m.   Focaccia With Friends & Family

Learn everything you need to know about making the classic Italian flatbread at home with Friends & Family Pastry Chef/Baker Roxana Jullapat.
 

SCHEDULE | SUNDAY

11  a.m. -- The ABCs of Bagels With Olio Wood-Fired Pizza

Olio Chef/Owner Brad Kent gives you a trusted recipe and step-by-step instructions for making perfectly chewy, fresh bagels.

 
12:30
p.m. Hands-on Challah With Challah Hub --

Roll up your sleeves and get ready to learn everything you ever “knead” to know about braiding tasty challah with the carb-loving ladies of Challah Hub. Join this challah bread braiding extravaganza, then bake your very own loaf.


1:45 p.m. Home Milling With The King’s Roost.

Roe Sie, the owner of The King's Roost (one of the only stores in the country that sells home grain mills) will discuss the differences between the flour you buy in the store and fresh-milled whole-grain wheat flour, show home milling techniques and explore sourdough starters.

 

3 p.m. Tortilla Workshop With Chiles Secos

Claudia Armendariz of Chiles Secos leads a hands-on tortilla tutorial in which you will learn how to press and cook fresh, hot tortillas.

 
4:30
p.m.  Feel the Churn Butter Aerobics -

Work up a sweat while transforming a jar of cream into butter!

 

For more information, visit http://www.grandcentralmarket.com/events